Daughter of Pentacles: This may represent you, or someone close to you. It is either aspects of yourself, or someone near you (most likely a woman) who loves to study and lend a helping hand. They are materially focused, grounded, and cautious with money and careful in their evaluations of situations. Whilst their energy is youthful and are hands on with many tasks, they rarely rush their actions or decisions. They are enthusiastic and have a good heart. Just be mindful that whilst they are goal oriented and like to help ‘fix’ things where they can, their generosity will only extend so far. There can be a theme of naive selfishness behind their actions – you scratch my back if I scratch yours. That said, their energy is bright, alluring and often rejuvenates those who work alongside them.
Ten of Wands Reversed: In most instances this card when reversed represents the feeling of burdens falling away. However, when read in conjunction with Daughter of Pentacles and the Three of Swords, Ten of Wands Reversed can read as someone who, although they may think they are helping you and have good intentions, is actually unwittingly shifting their burdens onto you. And you may allow this to happen because they play on your own eager drive to care-take other people, even when it is at the expense of your own health and happiness. These burdens are likely to relate to creative work as such, it may feel good in the moment to say yes – but just how much can your muse take on? Be aware of how much you agree to at the moment, what may come dressed as opportunity could actually be another duty that has the potential to pile up and obstruct the flow of burdens that were in the process of slipping away.
Three of Swords: It’s likely there will be a loss and a time of mourning. This loss may be to do with cutting ties with the person who has been taking advantage of you, your compassion and your willingness to help them. However, by cutting ties and moving through this period of mourning, it will free up time and space for good things to come into your life, including new people who will have energy that is just as bright as the Daughter of Pentacles, and hearts just as big. But instead of feeling constantly drained by these relationships, you will have the chance to build relationships that are healthier. This will also allow you to renew your energy levels and strive towards your creative goals with greater vigor. Your muse will also be happier for it.
However, this spread of cards may also be to do with a change within. This inner change may be to do with letting go of the part of yourself that is prone to taking on too much out of a need to care-take others. You may do this out of the goodness of your heart, but also because you feel like you ‘should’ be able to do anything you set your mind to. Other reasons you may be prone to care-taking is because you feel like you are the best person to ‘fix’ things. You may also have a strong drive to feel ‘needed’. Finally, you may take on a lot of obligations because you are afraid to spend time alone.
It is okay to feel hesitant in regards to spending time alone, and everyone wants to feel needed. But sometimes a period of re-evaluation is needed so you can keep your energy levels up, keep up your personal-development, and stay on track with your goals. You may feel daunted by the idea of really sitting and look at the things you need to let go of. It can be a big task to spend time alone, taking stock of the changes you need to make in order to cut ties with what is no longer serving you and your purpose. However, you will be glad you did.
The things holding you back could be misplaced goals, unhealthy patterns of behavior (including co-dependency), your own sense of obligation, and potentially some relationships with others around you. Whilst it can be scary to take this time out to look at these things with the aim of letting some go, once you do take this time out and cut away these unhealthy ties with certain aspect of yourself and patterns of behavior, you will feel a sense of relief. Tension will drain away. Also, if you are in the creative line of work, your muse will be grateful to you for freeing up your energy. The channels between yourself and your muse will be clearer and the flow of inspiration will be stronger.
In short, it is okay to take time away from others to spend taking care of yourself and making sure your priorities are right for you, your health and your muse. Before you can take care of anyone else, you have to take care of you. Be gentle on you.
North be true,